Given that I've read all the books in the series, and I am not a big fan of series, it goes without saying that I'm quite fond of the characters and Tiffany Reisz's writing.
This was the final instalment in the series. To be honest, I was ready for it to end, one, two novels ago. That's the problem with series, authors/publishers just milk the proverbial cow and sometimes I feel duped, a feeling I don't enjoy that much. Sure, many times, the pressure comes from the readers to keep going, because we get so enamoured with the characters and stories, we don't want to let go, we want more and more.
In saying all the above, even though I was frustrated by some of the repetitions and the going back and forth, and a few other niggling things, it was still an enjoyable read. I remember how shocked I was when I first read one of Ms Reisz's books in the series. But I kept reading because Tiffany Reisz is a good writer, who has created very complex, imperfect, extreme characters. And there's humour and sarcasm. You've got to love Eleanor Schreiber, aka Nora Sutherlin, aka Mistress Nora. She's not afraid to go after what and whom she wants, she's smart and funny and extremely sexual (she's never ever not in the mood for sex!). Everybody loves/wants her. How exhausting.
The conclusion of the series was not unsatisfying. It did feel like everyone was getting older and mellower and there is a happy-ever-after.
Good bye, farvel, au revoir Nora, Soren and Kingsley. It's been ... interesting.
What a series! Not one of the books disappointed. Beautifully written, a plot that kept you wanting more, characters that developed so you ended up caring about their fate. Now that is how to write a series. As controversial as the plot may have been considered by some it never crossed the line into tasteless trash, and oh boy what I learned about 'the lifestyle'. Can't wait for miss Reisz to embark on another epic series.